Whitehall Lane

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0630 ratings
9.047 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 84% Cab Sauv, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, sweet floral spice and jammy scents. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry flavors with vanilla and nutty spices. Good structure, fine juicy tannins, medium+ finish ending with an oaky sweet fruit character. Drink now.

A blend of 84% Cab Sauv, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, sweet floral spice and jammy scents. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry flavors with vanilla and nutty spices. Good structure, fine juicy tannins, medium+ finish ending with an oaky sweet fruit character. Drink now.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Jim Sikes

Quite a surprise for a ‘98. Good balance. Intense flavor and full color. Long finish. Perfect with lamb osso buco for Easter.

Quite a surprise for a ‘98. Good balance. Intense flavor and full color. Long finish. Perfect with lamb osso buco for Easter.

Apr 22nd, 2019
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

While yummy it seems to be lacking precision and blind could easily pass for Chilean Cab or a Syrah. Blue flowers and ripe blackberry fruit. Ultra ripe smooth tannins. It’s an enjoyable wine, don’t get me wrong, but it lacks mojo

While yummy it seems to be lacking precision and blind could easily pass for Chilean Cab or a Syrah. Blue flowers and ripe blackberry fruit. Ultra ripe smooth tannins. It’s an enjoyable wine, don’t get me wrong, but it lacks mojo

Dec 17th, 2018
TJ Maxwell

Nice, dark fruited Napa Cab. Still fairly concentrated, w blackberry jam, chocolate and spice flavors

Nice, dark fruited Napa Cab. Still fairly concentrated, w blackberry jam, chocolate and spice flavors

Nov 21st, 2018
Steve Bachmann

Solid Napa cab for every day drinking. Good fruit and finish. Found it for $30/bottle in 6-bottle quantity; good deal at that price.

Solid Napa cab for every day drinking. Good fruit and finish. Found it for $30/bottle in 6-bottle quantity; good deal at that price.

4 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
Brad M
8.6

Burns a bit on the back end. Heavy fruit aroma. A bit light on the palate.

Burns a bit on the back end. Heavy fruit aroma. A bit light on the palate.

2 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Helen Croskell

Helen had this 4 years ago

Helen had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2016
Steve Gerths

2008 Napa vintage is underrated. Fruit silk in a bottle. This was one of the smoothest wines I've ever had..

2008 Napa vintage is underrated. Fruit silk in a bottle. This was one of the smoothest wines I've ever had..

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2016
Fred Calatayud

Our favorite, reliable-every-year Cabernet from Napa - Whitehall Lane. Keep doing what you do. Always balanced, amazing fruit, smooth finish.

Our favorite, reliable-every-year Cabernet from Napa - Whitehall Lane. Keep doing what you do. Always balanced, amazing fruit, smooth finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another bottle, still has a punch of dark fruit aromas, mocha and mineral. The palate shows blackberry and plum with toasty oak. The 4 grape blend adds complexity to the wine. 2012 was an ideal growing season. Aged for 18 months in French and American oak. I had this 7 mos. ago, still young, but tannins softened. The finish was well balanced with good acidity and a nice mineral edge. This wine should continue to age well. A great value. I have a few more bottles that I will keep opening, check in 6 mos.

Had another bottle, still has a punch of dark fruit aromas, mocha and mineral. The palate shows blackberry and plum with toasty oak. The 4 grape blend adds complexity to the wine. 2012 was an ideal growing season. Aged for 18 months in French and American oak. I had this 7 mos. ago, still young, but tannins softened. The finish was well balanced with good acidity and a nice mineral edge. This wine should continue to age well. A great value. I have a few more bottles that I will keep opening, check in 6 mos.

May 13th, 2017